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Official Selection, Work in Progress, Conferences, etc., discover the XR@Annecy programme and the exclusives!
What an experience! From the Festival to the Mifa, explore animation in all its forms, aesthetics, and narratives.


VR Works
Presented as part of the Special Programmes for the first time at Annecy in 2016, Virtual Reality became competitive in 2019 with VR Works in the Official Selection. One of them has the accolade of winning the Cristal Award for Best VR Work, chosen by a specialised jury.
This year, the Selection Committee, chose 8 works from the 91 projects submitted.
> Discover the VR 2022 Official Selection

Work in Progress XR
Annecy’s Work in Progress, the unique opportunity to discover exclusively how animation films are made, revealing the production secrets of immersive works in development. Artistic choices and production challenges are all on the programme in these sessions.
The 2022 line-up will showcase three VR narratives in which you are the hero! Filled with graphic ambitions that rival the most demanding linear films, you will be touched by the three WIP presented, which stand out by the accuracy of their storytelling and the suitability of their immersive devices.


Immersive Reality Conferences
Inspiring events dedicated to XR. These conferences are genuine discussion platforms about the current and future challenges faced in this activity sector, where animation professionals share their experiences and strategic visions.

After two years of intermittent lockdowns and constant screen-use, is the future a metaverse? Maybe. Until that happens, the industry remains creative and tangible to forge the future of immersive creation.
Tuesday 14th June, from 9:00 am to 12 midday, during the Back to the Future of VR conference, Annecy will give the floor to these musings in four sequences:

  • Who is still backing immersive experiences?
  • Is traditional animation the future of virtual reality?
  • Indispensable real-time, and then what?
  • Virtual and immersive creation: training that sets the example

Partners Conferences
Attend our partners’ presentations at the Partners Conferences and discuss with industry professionals about their expertise, projects and visions regarding animation.

XR & New Technologies Area at the Mifa
In 2022, the New Technologies Area at the Mifa is expanding and evolving. The 1st floor in the Exhibition Area is still accessible to all badgeholders and will now have an XR@Mifa room for hosting events, cocktail parties or presentations of immersive works throughout the week.
It is located at the intersection of the Training Area and company stands such as Epic Games, Unity, and SideFX, and the space will make it easy for industry professionals to meet and make discoveries.

Demo Sessions
Showcases to demonstrate the power and potential of technological tools and solutions for animated creation.
> Discover the 2022 programme!

Mifa Pitches – Digital Experiences
The Mifa Pitches showcase the best animation projects in the writing or development phase and seeking funding. For the last few years, these great Mifa meetings have included their Digital Experiences category, bringing together VR and AR projects.
> Discover the 2022 selection!

Partners Pitches

The Partners Pitches are the opportunity to showcase talents from the same territory and introduce current projects in development that are looking for international partners.

As part of their GIFF Unlimited programme, the Geneva International Film Festival and its Digital Market are putting on a Swiss XR projects pitching session: